James VAUGHAN (c1834-1911)
and Matilda FIELD (1834-1916)
James Vaughan and Matilda Field married on 22 July 1854 in
Slaugham, Sussex. Their marriage certificate recorded that his
father's name was James Vaughan. (They were not my direct
James Vaughan was born about 1834 in Bolney, Sussex. He was the
son of James Vaughan and Sarah Stanford. He may have
died aged 80 years and his death may have been registered in the fourth
quarter of 1911 in the Cuckfield registration district. When the 1841
census was recorded he was 7 years old and living with his parents in
Cuckfield, Sussex. (There was another
James Vaughan born about 1833 in Staplefield, Sussex, the son of
Henry Vaughan and
Ann Bartley Comber.)
Matilda Field was baptised on 25 May 1834 in Slaugham and was the
daughter of William Field and Sarah Orton. Matilda died
aged 81 years and her death was registered in the second quarter of 1916 in
the Cuckfield registration district.
At the time of the 1861 census the couple and 2 young children were living
in Colwood Cottage in Slaugham and James was a 28 year old agricultural
labourer. In 1871 the family were living in Colwood Lane. When
the 1881 census was recorded the family were living at Homewood Cottage in
Bolney and James was then an agricultural labourer. Also with them at
that time was their 1 year old grandson Henry Vaughan. Their
next door neighbours were then the family of
Scutt. The 1891 census records that the couple were living in
Old Kennels in Cuckfield along with their daughter Harriet and 10 year old
grandson Henry. By 1901 all their children had left home and the
couple were still living at Old Kennels along with their grandson Henry.
James Vaughan and Matilda Field had 8 known children:
James Vaughan was baptised on 30 March 1856 in Slaugham. He
was not living with his parents when the 1861 census was recorded.
Henry Vaughan was born about 1858 in Bolney. He was a year
old when the 1861 census was recorded. In 1871 he was a 12 year old
scholar. He was an unmarried 23 year old agricultural labourer
living with his parents when the 1881 census was recorded.
Sarah Vaughan was baptised on 29 January 1861 in Bolney. At
the time of the 1861 census she was 5 months old. The 1871 census
records that she was 10 year old Sally Vaughan and she was a
Emily Vaughan was born in Slaugham, as per the 1871 census, and
baptised on 22 February 1863 in West Grinstead. She was an 8 year
old scholar in 1871.
Walter Vaughan was born about 1865/6 in Slaugham. He was 6
years old in 1871. In 1881 he was a 15 year old agricultural
labourer living with his parents.
Ann Vaughan was baptised on 24 November 1867 in Slaugham. She
was 4 years old in 1871. In 1881 she was 14 years old.
Mary Ann Vaughan was baptised on 29 May 1870 in Slaugham. At
the time of the 1871 census she was a year old. In 1881 she was 11
Harriet Vaughan was born about 1874 in Slaugham. In 1881 she
was 7 years old. When the 1891 census was recorded she was 16 years
old and the only one of her siblings living at home.